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2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus launched in India at INR 7.99 lakh

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Having received a phenomenal response for the entry level Skoda Rapid Rider when it was announced and giving compact-sedans a run for their money, Skoda is now adding more value to their Rapid sedan. Skoda has just announced the launch of their Rapid Rider Plus variant with prices starting at INR 7.99 lakh ex-showroom. Powering the Rapid Rider Plus will be the same 1.0L, turbocharged, 3-cylinder petrol motor which produces 110 PS of peak power and 175 Nm of peak torque matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox and will claim a mileage figure of 18.97 kmpl. Skoda is not offering any automatic gearbox option as of now for the Rapid sedan.

Compared to the old 1.6L, MPi naturally aspirated petrol motor, the new 3-cylinder turbo-petrol unit on the Rapid Rider Plus delivers 5% more power and 14% more torque with 23% increase in overall fuel efficiency. For this price, the 2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus offers the best value for the customer who needs a good drivers car.

Important featurs on the Skoda Rapid Rider Plus include black and silver highlights, black accents for the grile, side foil decals, gloss black applique on B pillar, lip garnish on the trunk, new window chrome accents, new stainless steel scuff plates and a 16.51 cm colour touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. This variant will also get the climatronic system with dust and pollen filters. The 2020 Skoda Rapid Rider Plus will be sold in white, carbon steel, silver and brown body colour options.

The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus comes with safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS as standard. Apart from this, the list also includes rear parking sensors, anti-glare rear view mirror, rear windsheild defogger, height adjustable seat belts, rough road package, fuel cut off in case of an accident, engine immobilizer, speed alert system, etc. Skoda will offer the Shield Plus on the Rapid Rider Plus which allows for 6 years of easy ownership. The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus will also come with 4 year warranty, 4 year RSA and an optional 4 year maintenance package.